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    Trump’s Approval Rating on Hurricane Response Sinks 20 Points After Puerto Rico

    Trump’s Approval Rating on Hurricane Response Sinks 20 Points After Puerto Rico

    President Trump‘s approval rating for overseeing the federal government’s response to hurricanes fell by 20 points after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a CNN poll conducted by SSRS revealed. Trump’s approval rating for responding to hurricanes Harvey and Irma stood at 64 percent in mid-September. Just a month later, the rating dropped to 44 percent. […]

    Desperate Puerto Ricans Are Drinking Water From Hazardous Waste Sites

    Desperate Puerto Ricans Are Drinking Water From Hazardous Waste Sites

    The ranking Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee called for an investigation into the availability of potable water in Puerto Rico following reports Friday that residents are scrounging for water from hazardous waste sites. After the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed residents were trying to access water from three Superfund sites, and following […]

    FEMA Scrubs Data About Puerto Rico’s Lack of Water and Electricity

    FEMA Scrubs Data About Puerto Rico’s Lack of Water and Electricity

    On Wednesday, roughly two weeks after Hurricane Maria struck, just 50 percent of Puerto Rico had access to drinking water and only 5.4 percent had electricity. That information was clearly displayed on Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) website on disaster relief efforts in the U.S. territory. But the next day, as first noticed by the […]

    Elon Musk Wants to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid With Solar

    Elon Musk Wants to Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid With Solar

    Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló responded positively to Tesla CEO Elon Musk‘s offer to help restore the island’s hurricane-wrecked power grid with the company’s batteries and solar panels. “Let’s talk,” the governor tweeted to Musk Thursday evening. “Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your #TeslaTechnologies? PR could be that […]

    While Puerto Rico Fights For Aid, This Long-Forgotten Island Remains ‘Slum of the Pacific’

    While Puerto Rico Fights For Aid, This Long-Forgotten Island Remains ‘Slum of the Pacific’

    By Whitney Webb Since Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory—which rarely garners much attention from the national media—has received widespread coverage which has focused on the Trump administration’s slow response to the disaster. The situation in Puerto Rico is undoubtedly dire, as many struggle without power and access to basic […]

    Puerto Rican Farm Powers On After Hurricane Thanks to Solar Energy

    Puerto Rican Farm Powers On After Hurricane Thanks to Solar Energy

    An ornamental plant farm in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico that was wrecked by Hurricane Maria is slowly rebuilding thanks to solar panels that power the 40-acre nursery. Cali Nurseries grower Hector Santiago told Reuters that his $300,000 investment on 244 solar panels six years ago has allowed him to continue working. Meanwhile, only 5.4 percent of […]